3 Airports Near Halong Bay? How to get from the airport to Halong Bay?

Do you wish once to come, experience, and explore the beautiful Ha Long? Do you want your trip to be quick and economical with a means of transport that is an airplane? But do you know “How many airports does Ha Long Bay have”, “Which is the airport near Halong Bay” và “Is Van Don Airport the best choice”? Let Paradise Vietnam help you answer the above questions.

Air transport is the most popular way to travel to HaLong Bay

Air transport is the most popular way to travel to Halong Bay

Van Don International Airport, Quang Ninh

Van Don International Airport (airport code VDO) is invested in and built by Sun Group. Currently, Van Don Airport is an important traffic and trade gateway connecting Quang Ninh province with domestic and international areas.

Van Don International Airport is the newest airport near Halong Bay

Van Don International Airport is the newest airport near Halong Bay 

Van Don Airport was built on a total area of ​​400 hectares with a terminal of nearly 27,000 square meters. The only runway of this airport is 3.6km long and 45m wide. Therefore, the airport is capable of receiving large and modern aircraft such as B787, B747, B777, A350, A330, A320 or A321.

Until now, Van Don international airport has received many domestic flights (Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang) and international flights (China, Korea, Japan). Passengers using services at Van Don International Airport can find a variety of convenient services such as:

  • Souvenir shop with Quang Ninh specialties
  • Restaurants, snack bars, and coffee shops serve a variety of delicious dishes and drinks
  • Tourist information counters about Quang Ninh province, Ha Long City, …
  • Charge your phone, drinking water, wifi, … for free.

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How to get to Halong Bay from Van Don Airport?

Halong Bay is about 54 km from Van Don International Airport with more than 1 hour of travel. The way to move from Van Don airport to Halong Bay is quite convenient, you can go by bus or taxi as follows:

Buses from Van Don Airport to HaLong Bay have two free routes that you can choose from: Route 14A (Gateway to Lan Be flower park, Tran Quoc Nghien Street - Van Don international airport) and Route 14B (Gateway of Sun World Complex HaLong - Van Don international airport). To catch the bus, you should go out of the airport gate and you will see a bus stop.

Buses from Van Don airport to Halong Bay have two free routes

Buses from Van Don Airport to Halong Bay have two free routes

  • Taxi:

Taxi from Van Don airport to Halong Bay has the advantage of being fast, convenient, and suitable for traveling in large groups and carrying a lot of luggage. Taxi prices range from 70,000 to 80,000 VND/time. You can refer to taxi firms Mai Linh, Ha Long, Thanh Hung, Sao Mai, Van Loc, or Hong Gai Taxi.

There are 2 main ways to travel from Van Don International Airport to Halong Bay

There are 2 main ways to travel from Van Don International Airport to Halong Bay

In addition, when booking air tickets here, you can use a shuttle service, rent a self-drive car or take a motorbike taxi from Van Don airport to the center of Ha Long City.

Find out more: Taking A Train From Hanoi To Ha Long Bay: Experience The Authentic Route

Pros & Cons of Van Don Airport

Here are the pros and cons of Van Don international airport that Paradise Vietnam has evaluated:

  • Pros:

Van Don International Airport is the newest airport near the Halong Bay area, so the facilities are among the best and most advanced up to the present time. In addition, the travel time from the airport to Halong Bay is the shortest. Usually, air tickets to Van Don airport have incentives for free sightseeing services to Halong Bay and other areas.

  • Cons:

Since Van Don International Airport has just been put into operation, flight routes are still limited, so airfares will be quite high and limited in choosing your flight time frame.

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Cat Bi International Airport, Hai Phong

The airport is located on Le Hong Phong Street, in the Hai An district, Hai Phong City. Hai Phong was built during the French colonial period, specifically in 1955, initially, this airport only served for military purposes of the US imperialists and French colonialists. Later, when the country was liberated, the airport area was renovated and upgraded to meet the travel needs of the people.

Hai Phong - Cat Bi International Airport has received more than 2.5 million passengers

Hai Phong - Cat Bi International Airport has received more than 2.5 million passengers

Currently, the airport has 01 runway, 04 taxiways, and a passenger terminal area built with a total area of ​​3,047m2, which is fully equipped with the best equipment. Up to now, Hai Phong - Cat Bi International Airport has received more than 2.5 million passengers, more than 20 tons of cargo along with nearly 14,000 domestic and international flights.

If you wonder if Cat Bi airport has international flights, the answer is yes, specifically, this airport connects to destinations such as Seoul (Korea), Bangkok (Thailand), and Shenzhen (China). Quoc)… There are also domestic flights to many provinces such as Da Lat, Phu Quoc pearl island, Da Nang, Quy Nhon, and Ho Chi Minh City...

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How to get from Cat Bi airport to Halong Bay

Cat Bi Airport is a familiar stop for everyone when choosing Ha Long and Quang Ninh. Cat Bi Airport buses to Quang Ninh a lot, the distance is just over 40km. You can travel along the Ha Long - Hai Phong highway, it will only take about 45 minutes.

Cat Bi Airport buses to Quang Ninh a lot, the distance is just over 40km.

Cat Bi Airport buses to Quang Ninh a lot, the distance is just over 40km.

  • Bus:

The only bus route to go from Cat Bi Airport to Halong Bay is route number 07 (Cong Den - Uong Bi). This is a travel option for those who have not too bulky luggage, have a lot of time, and want to save maximum costs. The ticket price of the route is 7,000 - 10,000 - 15,000 VND / way depending on the length of each leg. The daily departure time of bus route 07 is 5:45 am with a frequency of 15-20 minutes/per trip.

  • Taxi:

One way to travel from Cat Bi airport to Ha Long for travelers with financial abundance and who want to save time is to rent an airport taxi from Cat Bi to Ha Long. You can refer to a prominent taxi company below: Mai Linh, Thong Nhat, Dat Cang,... The cost of a taxi ride from Cat Bi airport to Ha Long City is about 550,000 VND for a 4-seat car, 750,000 VND for a 7-seat car, and 1,050,000 VND for a 16-seat car.

Pros & Cons of Cat Bi Airport

Here are the pros and cons of  Cat Bi international airport that Paradise Vietnam has evaluated:

  • Pros:

As a hub for many international flights to Halong Bay: Cat Bi has direct flights to international airports such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc. In addition, Cat Bi is the leading airport in providing high-quality service: According to a survey of the 6 largest airports in Vietnam, Cat Bi is ranked highly for the most pleasant service and excellent customer experience.

  • Cons:

Small scale and lack of flights compared to Hanoi airport: In general, Cat Bi is still a small airport and has not been connected to many other airports compared to Noi Bai airport.

Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi

Noi Bai Airport or Hanoi Airport is the only international airport in Hanoi. This is the largest airport in the North and the second busiest in the country after Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

Noi Bai Airport is the largest airport in the North Viet Nam

Noi Bai Airport is the largest airport in the North Viet Nam

Noi Bai Airport is located in Soc Son district - 30 km north of Hanoi city center. The airport serves domestic and international flights of many airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Thai Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines...

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How to get from Noi Bai Airport to Halong Bay

There are 3 ways from Noi Bai International Airport to go to Halong Bay, each way of travel has different advantages/disadvantages, so it depends on your economic ability and the time you take the flight to Noi Bai Airport.

  • Bus:

Buses are vehicles with 30 seats or more, with a cheaper fare than a taxi or limousine. The advantage of this type of car is that it is cheap, can hold a lot of luggage, and can carry many people at the same time. The disadvantage of this type of car is that it often catches passengers along the road, in addition, you also have to go with all kinds of different people and the car is crowded, so it's noisy.

At the airport, there is a passenger car of Anbasco Noibai Services, which takes guests from Noi Bai airport to Ha Long with a ticket price of 290,000 VND / time/person, from 2 people onwards, the fare is only 250,000 VND / time/person. Daily, this bus will run trips at 06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, and 18:30.

  • Taxi:

Taxi is the ideal means of traveling from Noi Bai airport to HaLong because you can go at any time of the day, even late at night. The disadvantage of this vehicle is that it is expensive because a 4-seat taxi ride from Noi Bai airport to Halong is at least about 1.3 million - 1.5 million. However, if you go in a large group, you can call a 7-seater taxi, the price is about 1.8 million / time, and it only takes about 300,000 VND to split each person.

  • Limousine:

The 9-seat limousine is the vehicle to Ha Long from Noi Bai airport that is chosen by many foreign and domestic tourists. Limousine ticket price ranges from 400,000 VND to 450,000 VND/way, this car has the advantage of comfortable seats, a quieter ride, and a cheaper price than taking a taxi if you go with few people. Every day, there are many limousine trips to HaLong from Noi Bai airport by two bus operators, Co To Limousine and Tam Bao Anh Limousine for you to choose.

There are 3 ways from Noi Bai International Airport to go to Halong Bay

There are 3 ways from Noi Bai International Airport to go to Halong Bay

Read More: Where is Ha Long Bay? How to Get There

Pros & Cons of Noi Bai Airport

  • Pros:

Regular flights and many different airlines: more than 20 international airlines are operating outside of Noi Bai. It's easy to find a flight from your city to Hanoi Airport.

  • Cons:

Extend travel time to Ha Long: As mentioned above, Noi Bai is the farthest airport, so it takes you more than 2 hours to travel to HaLong by road. Sometimes, the travel time from Noi Bai to HaLong is longer than the flight time to Cat Bi and Van Don Airports.

In short, you need to consider your budget, destination, itineraries, and ways of travel to choose the most convenient airport to Halong Bay. Take everything into account and think about our guided information. Hope this article will help you make the best travel decision. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at Paradise Vietnam.

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